Monthly Archives: January 2009

Social Entrepreneur is “All in the Family”

Fri Jan 30, 2009 by on Florida Law News

On a side note from the foreclosure law topics we’ve discussed lately, I am excited to announce that my daughters nonprofit, The Opp-Guide has been awarded $10,000 in the Best Buy @15 Challenge. The Opp-Guide is a teen-run nonprofit offering community service ideas for local teens. It’s Web site, which is similar to Zagat or Yelp, encourages South Florida teens […]

Obama to the Rescue!

Wed Jan 28, 2009 by on Florida Law News

It appears that President Obama’s idea that federal bankruptcy judges will be given the authority to modify mortgages is picking up steam. Actually, judges already have such authority to modify mortgages balances, including modifying the principal balance… but only in commercial bankruptcies. Thus, while it may take a few more months, it is now a likely scenario that if you […]

A Day in Court Defending A Foreclosure

Thu Jan 22, 2009 by on Florida Law News

OK… so I go to court on Tuesday morning for what is called motion calendar. That is where you get maybe unto 5 minutes of face time with the Judge. We were there to move to dismiss a foreclosure for numerous procedural or due process grounds: including the fact that the note was lost and then assigned without recorded proof […]

The Power of America's Political Rebirth

Wed Jan 21, 2009 by on Florida Law News

I guess what struck me most yesterday was the knowledge that I was watching and in some ways participating in the largest collective activity in the history of mankind. By all accounts more people watched and attended the Inauguration than any other worldwide event – including the Super Bowl and the Olympics! So the question is why? Sure, we all […]